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Scars Repair or Scar Revision – Surgical Procedure

Scar revision is a reconstructive surgery aiming at reducing a scar and unifying its surface and texture to meld with the surrounding skin.


A scar is an obvious skin mark that remains after a wound has healed. The scar in itself is inevitable, however its severity depends on the size of the wound, its depth and position and also on the person’s age, genetics and skin type. Read More

What are the options for scar revision?

Depending on the severity and type of the scar, the options for scar revision include:

1- Topical RevisionTopical revision is usually used to treat fade scars and consists of using gels, creams and external compression.

2- Non-invasive RevisionThis type of revision includes several techniques and is usually used to treat surface skin irregularities like acne scars:

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Am I a good candidate?

Determining if you should consider a scar revision surgery depends on the severity of your scar.

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How is it done?

The scar revision surgery involves several techniques, depending on the size and depth of the scar:

Disclaimer: The info presented on this page is indicative and for generic use only. Each patient’s case is unique and will be studied by Dr. Chadi Murr for full assessment.

1- Z Plasty Revision:

During this procedure, I will remove the scar tissue and then make new incisions on both sides of the scar, in a zigzag pattern, to create small triangular skin flaps. 

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2- Skin Graft Revision:

This procedure is usually done under general anesthesia. A section of healthy skin is removed from a different body part (like the inner thighs). Once done, this graft is transplanted to cover the scarred area. This technique will allow the new skin to feed on the vessels and scar tissue that will form in the injured area, and grow into the recipient area.

3- Tissue Expansion Revision:

This procedure involves different stages. A tissue expander, which is a special balloon, is placed under the skin in the surrounding area of the scar.

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How long is the recovery?

It is normal for the patient to experience swelling and discomfort in the first couple of weeks following the surgery. The new skin will tend to have a different color than its surrounding. Read More